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17 July 2013

BENIN international Romuald Boco has signed for the Pilgrims.

The former Accrington Stanley midfielder arrives at Home Park on a one-year deal.

After beginning his career with French side Noirt, Rommy, 28, first came to England in 2005, signing for then Conference side Stanley.

Boco soon became a regular for the Crown Ground side and scored four times as the club completed their long awaited return to league football.

The next season, he scored the Reds’ first goals in the Football League for 44 years, bagging a brace in a 2-1 win over Barnet.

In December 2007, Rommy crossed the Irish Sea to join former Reds team-mate Paul Cook at Premier League side Sligo Rovers.

Last Season: Romuald takes on Curtis Nelson at Home Park in January

A hit with the fans, Boco helped the Bit o’Red to Europa League qualification in his first season.

In 2010, he returned to the UK, playing eight times for Burton Albion, but went back to Sligo again at the end of the season.

Another successful year at the Showground culminated in FAI Ford Cup success but, despite this, he could not agree terms on a new deal and left for Chinese outfit Shanghai East Asia.

Incredibly, though, in December 2011, Rommy returned to Sligo Rovers for the third time.

This spell was only to last six months, however, and, at the beginning of last season, he rejoined Stanley.

Last season, Boco made 45 appearances for the club, scoring ten goals. He played the full 90 minutes in both games against the Pilgrims.

An established Benin international, he made his international debut at the 2004 African Nations Cup and has since won more than 40 caps, many as captain of the Squirrels.

Rommy will wear the number 8 shirt.


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